The Kidney Foundation of Canada


Paul Kidston

Why would someone become a National Board member of The Kidney Foundation of Canada?

It’s all about a passion for the cause (the Kidney Foundation's "public benefit"). Not about an individual's specific point of view; but rather what is good for The Kidney Foundation of Canada as a whole.

Being a Board member of a national health charity is not for the faint of heart. It requires hours of reading… and sitting… and talking… and sitting again (on planes, trains and automobiles, in economy). It requires commitment not only to the cause, but also to leadership and governance roles in Canadian charities. It demands a certain selflessness, giving up nights and weekends.

But the rewards are great. In the words of another Past President:

"I have learned more than I ever thought possible, and had an impact far beyond anything I could have done alone. I have worked alongside business leaders, community developers and professionals from across the country. I have stretched my mind listening to insightful analysis of challenges and cogent strategies to meet those challenges. I have directly tied what I learned into my work life. The experience has transformed my thinking, my friendships and my values. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat."

The National Nominating Committee of the Kidney Foundation of Canada (NNC) is beginning the recruitment for the 2020-2021 National Board of Director term.

The deadline for these applications is NOVEMBER 15, 2019.

Please take a moment to ask yourself "Do I know someone that could fulfil this role?" (it could also be yourself! Click here to download the application form). If you want to know more, talk to a current NBOD member or send an email to .

Paul Kidston
Chair of the National Nominating Committee (Past President)
The Kidney Foundation of Canada